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Tong Road, junction with Wellington Road and Copley Hill


Tong Road, junction with Wellington Road and Copley Hill
Description:
21st July 1956. View from Tong Road of the junction with Wellington Road, to the left of the Yorkshire Penny Bank, and Copley Hill, to the right. The Crown Meat Market at no.6 Tong Toad can be seen on the left. A tram and a bus are on the road : the tram is a Feltham, no.567, on the Cross Gates route 18, while the bus is bound for Lower Wortley.

User Comments:

Name:
Ron Davies

Comment:
Just around the corner behind the tram is The Crown Hotel, I worked evenings and weekends here in the late 1970s as a barman. The landlord and his wife were Jack and Carol Senior. Prior to that he had been 'mine host' at The Scarborough Taps near Leeds Station.

Date:
03-Feb-2010

Email:
rondavies66@googlemail.com

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Name:
John Ainsworth

Comment:
I left No 1 Kimberley Street ca 1952 (to the right of where this was taken) And still remember the Tram all dressed up with Christmas Lights at the end of the year.

Date:
17-Feb-2010

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Name:
Terrance Watson.

Comment:
The thing this picture does for me, it takes me back to my youth, also nice to be reminded when we in Leeds had a good transport system, `LEEDS CITY TRANSPORT`, and of course the very clean streets.

Date:
25-May-2014

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Name:
Michael Richmond

Comment:
This picture of a tram and bus at the bottom of Tong Road triggers childhood memories I have of the time. The tram in Leeds has now passed into folklore but then, in the 1950's, it was an eco-friendly form of public transport which ironically some cities today are trying to resurrect. My mum, by accident, once left my younger brother, Steven, on one of these trams near Copley Hill after alighting with me holding her hand. He was most distressed at this but we did get him back at the next stop outside Timothy Whites chemist. By now the near obsolete tram in the photo was nearing its 'end of days' and saying goodbye to a past era. Almost mockingly, standing beside the tram, a new age of public transport was beginning to dawn. It was at this spot, in the early 1960's, that I would catch the number 11 bus after spending a day at my school, Green Lane, to return home. The grand building in the background of this photo is the Yorkshire Penny Bank as it was then. I had an account with this New Wortley branch which had been opened for me by the school. Every Monday my form teacher, Mr.Robinson, would take in money from pupils to be deposited in our individual school bank book. In those days we kids were always encouraged to save for what we might want. If you could not afford something then you did without and forgot about it fairly soon. This particular bank, later in the 60's, changed its business name to Yorkshire Bank. As a building it still stands today but not as a bank anymore.

Date:
08-Mar-2018

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